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Dimel Announces 2018 UTEP Football Signing Class

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NCAA Football: Louisiana Tech at Texas El Paso Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Head Coach Dana Dimel announced his first UTEP Football signing class on Wednesday.

Dimel inked a total of 27 signees. Six are transfers who are already on campus, 20 are high school athletes and one transfer who will attend UTEP next semester. A total of 14 offensive players, 10 defensive players and three specialists make up the 2018 signing day roster.

The haul includes 14 student-athletes from the state of Texas, eight from California, two from North Carolina, one from Colorado, one from Arizona and one from Maryland.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School

Kai Locksley QB 6-4 200 Fort Washington, Md./Iowa Western CC

Brayden Hawkins QB 6-3 215 Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park HS

Gamaliel “Tres’ Barboza OL 6-4 290 Castroville, Texas/Tyler Junior College

Sheldon Benson OL 6-2 305 Schertz, Texas/Schertz Clemens

Cameron Cooper OL 6-5 260 Aurora, Colo./Grandview High School

Zuri Henry OL 6-5 280 Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS

Elijah Klein OL 6-4 300 Mt. Baldy, Calif./Upland HS

Chris Love OL 6-4 290 Tujunga, Calif./Crespi HS

Solomon Polk OL 6-7 290 El Paso, Texas/Andress HS

Tristin Tuialuuluu OL 6-3 300 El Paso, Texas/Del Valle HS

Ricky Baker WR 6-0 175 Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy

Justin Garrett WR 5-11 185 Compton, Calif./Cerritos College

Andrew Nwachukwu WR 6-3 205 Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS

Jonathan Patrick WR 6-0 170 Houston, Texas/Cypress Falls

Savien Jenkins DT 6-0 275 Schertz, Texas/Clemens HS

Jenson Misaalefua DT 6-2 335 Carson, Calif./Carson HS

Trent Thompson DT 6-2 270 Houston, Texas/Cypress Falls

Praise Amaewhule DE 6-3 225 Katy, Texas/Katy Taylor HS

Nathan Logoleo DE 6-0 235 Garden Grove, Calif./Mater Dei

CJ Reese DE 6-2 250 San Antonio, Texas/Kansas State

Josh Caldwell DB 6-0 170 Norwalk, Calif./Cerritos College

Justin Prince DB 5-9 190 Inglewood, Calif./Long Beach City College

Ray Walters DB 6-0 170 Los Angeles, Calif./Locke HS

Cal Wallerstedt LB 6-0 225 Harrisburg, N.C./Hickory Ridge HS

Gavin Baechle K/P 6-1 160 McKinney, Texas/McKinney HS

Oscar Draguicevich P 5-11 185 Hutto, Texas/Austin CC

Ryan Warren LS 6-2 175 Gilbert, Ariz./Perry HS